Everyone wants to beat the summer heat and stay cool and hydrated. As more people continue to work from home. They need cool and comfortable environment to work. Keeping homes cool and comfortable can sometimes be a challenge. Follow these 7 WAYS TO BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT and to help your body, room and home stay cool all summer long.

1. Ceiling Fans

Adjust your ceiling fan to turn counter-clockwise during the summer to help circulate the cool air downward.

2. Block the Sun

Don’t let the sun overheat your home. Tilt your blinds up and close drapes and shades on windows that receive direct sunlight. If you’re outside, make the most out of awnings, trees and shrubs for shade.

3. DIY Air Conditioner

Check out this neat trick from Greatist on how to create your own air conditioner at home- Opens in new window. You’ll need a pan or bowl and fill it with ice in front of a fan. The breeze from your fan will pick up the ice’s surface as it melts and will create a cooling mist for you. At night, if it’s safe to do so, draw your curtains or open your window to catch a cool breeze to cool your room.

4. Take a Shower

Taking a shower can help your body cool down. Let your hair air-dry to help extend the cooling period of your body and maximize the cool and clean feeling of a cold shower.

5. Don’t Use Your Stove

Consider using your microwave or grill to cook and prepare food. It’ll help keep your home cooler and save energy as well.

6.Drink more water

This may seem like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised at just how many people do not drink enough water during the day. To be safe, you should follow the 8 by 8 rule which states that you should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day.

7. Keep the windows shut and close the blinds during the day.

Keep the windows shut and close the blinds during the day. This will keep the heat out and keep it from radiating through. For extra protection, hang a damp towel in front of the window to cool the air that eventually flows in. Open opposing windows at night to create a drift

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